After a decade of studying the wellbeing of clergy at the University of Notre Dame, our research has consistently shown that vibrant and thriving churches are led by flourishing clergy. When clergy experience high levels of wellbeing, they are able to be at their best as ministry leaders. Our research has also shown that one of the most important factors for the wellbeing of clergy is that they have strong, positive relationships with their congregations, especially their lay leaders.
This series is designed for use with the core leadership team, which works best with five to seven members. Your group could include the following:
• Pastor • Priest • Minister • A small group of key lay leaders
This series maps out a process the core leadership team can use to cultivate high levels of wellbeing among the team members. This series guides the leadership team through an exploration of wellbeing and why it is important for the clergy and the life of the local church. Hands-on activities create opportunities for each team member to develop a personalized wellbeing plan and for the team to establish practices that foster wellbeing among all of its members.
Each meeting is designed around the same basic structure and most will take approximately an hour and thirty minutes, including an opening ritual, a video, group discussion, team sharing, and a closing ritual.
Commit to a life-changing wellbeing journey for you and your church. Invest in yourself, your leadership, and your congregation as you develop the skills to battle burnout, discover your individual wellbeing level and the group’s, and how spirituality intersects with wellbeing. Send us an email below, and we will send you a code for a free download.